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What is the British Empire?

WHAT IS THE BRITISH EMPIRE?

The British Empire is the world of Soul of the Beast, and the greatest empire on earth in its day . Below are excerpts from an online article about the empire from New World Encyclopedia. Click the link to read the full article.

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The British Empire is the most extensive empire in world history and for a time was the foremost global power. …By 1921, the British Empire ruled a population of [approximately 500] million people… one-quarter of the world’s population. It covered about 14.3 million square miles [which is], about a quarter of Earth‘s total land area. …The British Empire was… “the empire on which the sun never sets” …[because] the empire’s span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous colonies.

SOB.Indian.Soldiers2The British East India Company was … responsible for [conquering India. India] would become the empire’s largest source of revenue…The British East India Company …ruled India …with a very large private army consisting of local Indian sepoys (soldiers) …

 

 

 

 

British colonial policy was always driven … by Britain’s trading interests. … (the British [stirred up] conflict between [the different Indian] ethnic, religious and racial  populations [to keep them]  from uniting against the…(the British Empire)…This is known as the “divide and rule” strategy—[the British used this strategy in other possessions such as as Ireland...SOB Indian Soldiers

 

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